Under the Erasmus+ programme, traineeships at an institution or undertaking within Europe are also supported in addition to study stays.
Students can complete either compulsory or voluntary traineeships , lasting between two and twelve months. The minimum duration must not fall below 60 calendar days. Likewise, traineeships undertaken within one year after the conclusion of a study cycle (i.e. after the Bachelor, Master or PhD) are eligible for support, provided the application is submitted before the end of the respective study cycle.
The traineeship can occur in any EU Member State and in any institution, granted that the content of the internship covers topics of either psychology or cultural studies.
With a compulsory traineeship, you require a psychologist as your supervisor at the respective institution, as well as a supervisor at the IPU Berlin. Detailed information in this respect is provided by the Student Office.
The financial support from Erasmus+ for work-placement stays is based on the various living costs in the target countries ("programme countries").
The International Office accepts the applications and assesses the applicants' eligibility for support on the basis of formal aspects and factors. In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of places available for internships abroad, a commission appointed by the executive board of the university meets and conducts a ranking of the applicants. The following criteria are taken into consideration:
The IPU strongly encourages students to organize their traineeships independently. The International Office and the Student Office provide information in this respect. A cooperation agreement between the host organisation and the IPU Berlin is not a precondition for completing a traineeship eligible for support.
Should you be interested in one of the above, information is provided on the website of the respective partner university about its research projects or other fields of activity. Please hand in your application for the internship to the International Office. As soon as you have decided on a partner university, you will be officially nominated as a trainee.
The ERASMUSINTERN.org online platform was designed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in cooperation with the European Commission and has now been launched. It aims to give students the opportunity to undertake a stay abroad under the Erasmus+ "Student Mobility Traineeships Abroad" (SMT) and permit them to have easier access to host institutions throughout Europe. On the one hand, students can offer themselves and thus also their respective key competencies as an Erasmus+ trainee. On the other hand, organisations and enterprises can set up a profile and offer one (or several) traineeship positions in their host institution. The intention is, on the basis of various search criteria (such as e.g. target country, study area, length of stay or desired language knowledge), to facilitate the arranging of the traineeships. Where they have a related interest, students and institutions can contact each other directly.